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  • Writer's pictureRochelle Gridley

Farmer Seeks the High Life


​On July 19, 1915 Mrs. Sarah Mae Seelye was granted a divorce on the clearest grounds imaginable. Her farmer husband, after thirty years of marriage, squandered all his money and his farm land in the pursuit of a "gay time." Lyman Seelye spent $50,000 in about 6 months and lost 365 acres of Peoria farming land. The evidence was overwhelming that he was not a man to be trusted with Sarah Mae's future.


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